2012 Ram 1500 Tradesman Specs

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2012 Ram 1500 2WD Regular Cab 120.5" Tradesman powered by 4.7L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV) Engine with 6-Speed Automatic transmission.

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Starting Price (MSRP)
4.7L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
6-Speed Automatic
Rear-Wheel Drive
Body Type
Seating capacity
3 seater
Trunk Volume
Fuel Economy
City: 14 MPG
Hwy: 20 MPG

Performance Specs

Engine and Transmission

  • Engine
    4.7L V8 Flex-fuel (FFV)
    5.7L V8 Hemi multi-displacement VVT (+$1,310)
  • Horsepower
    315 hp @ 5650 rpm
  • Torque
    330 lb-ft @ 3950 rpm
  • Transmission
    6-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    Rear-Wheel Drive


  • Steering Type
    Pwr rack & pinion
  • Turning Diameter
    39.5 ft


  • Wheels Type
    Steel Wheels
  • Front Wheel Size
    17" x 8.0"
  • Rear Wheel Size
    17" x 8.0"


  • Front Tire
  • Rear Tire
  • Spare Tire

Fuel and MPG

Fuel Economy

  • Combined
    16 MPG
  • City
    14 MPG
  • Highway
    20 MPG

Fuel Tank

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    26 gallons
  • Cruising Range City
    364 miles
  • Cruising Range Highway
    520 miles


  • CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year
    11.6 Tons/yr

Dimensions and Measurement

Exterior Dimensions

  • Height
    74.6 in
  • Max Width
    79.4 in
  • Wheelbase
    120.5 in

Interior Space

  • Seating Capacity
    3 seater
  • Front Seat Leg Room
    41 in
  • Front Seat Headroom
    40.3 in
  • Front Seat Shoulder Room
    66 in
  • Front Seat Hip Room
    62.9 in

Cargo Box Dimensions

  • Box Length (Floor)
    76.3 in
  • Box Width (Floor)
    66.4 in
  • Box Width (Top, Rear)
    66.4 in
  • Box Width (Wheelhousings)
    51 in
  • Box Height (Area)
    20.1 in
  • Tailgate Width
    60.4 in
  • Cargo Volume
    57.5 ft³

Colors and Materials

Standard Exterior Colors

  • Black
  • Bright Silver Metallic
  • Bright White
  • Deep Cherry Red Crystal Pearl
  • Deep Molten Red Pearl
  • Flame Red
  • Mineral Gray Metallic
  • Saddle Brown Pearl, (w/23B CPOS Pkg REQ: XB2 RamBox Delete)
  • Sagebrush Pearl
  • Tequila Sunrise Pearl
  • True Blue Pearl

Standard Interior Materials

  • Dark Slate/Medium Graystone, HD vinyl 40/20/40 bench seat

Optional Interior Materials

  • Dark Slate/Medium Graystone, Cloth 40/20/40 bench seat

Features and Options


  • HD Radio
    Not Available
  • Bluetooth Connection
  • Hard Disk Drive Media Storage
    Not Available
  • Premium Sound System
    Not Available
  • Satellite Radio
  • Smart Device Integration
    Not Available
  • WiFi Hotspot
    Not Available
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Entertainment System
    Not Available
  • MP3 Player
    Not Available

Interior Trim

  • Bucket Seats
    Not Available
  • Cloth Seats
  • Leather Seats
    Not Available
  • Leather Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Premium Synthetic Seats
    Not Available
  • Vinyl Seats
  • Woodgrain Interior Trim
    Not Available
  • Sun/Moonroof
    Not Available


  • Head-Up Display
    Not Available
  • Navigation System
    Not Available
  • Steering Wheel Audio Controls
    Not Available
  • Power Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Power Mirror(s)
  • A/C
  • Adaptive Cruise Control
    Not Available
  • Automatic Parking
    Not Available
  • Climate Control
    Not Available
  • Cooled Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cooled Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Cruise Control
  • Hands-Free Liftgate
    Not Available
  • Heated Front Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Rear Seat(s)
    Not Available
  • Heated Steering Wheel
    Not Available
  • Keyless Entry
  • Multi-Zone A/C
    Not Available
  • Power Driver Seat
    Not Available
  • Power Passenger Seat
    Not Available
  • Remote Engine Start
    Not Available
  • Remote Trunk Release
    Not Available
  • Seat Memory
    Not Available
  • Universal Garage Door Opener
    Not Available
  • Seat-Massage
    Not Available
  • Rear A/C
    Not Available
  • Keyless Start
    Not Available
  • Navigation from Telematics
    Not Available
  • Telematics
    Not Available

Additional Packages

23B Tradesman customer preferred order selection pkg

4.7L V8 engine, 6-speed auto trans, Tradesman pkg, 17" x 8" painted styled steel wheels, class IV receiver hitch, spray in bedliner, RamBox cargo management system *CREDIT*

25B Tradesman customer preferred order selection pkg

5.7L V8 Hemi engine, 6-speed auto trans, Tradesman pkg, 17" x 8" painted styled steel wheels, class IV receiver hitch, spray in bedliner *Upon selection of this pkg, the cost of powertrain components will be added* *CREDIT*

Chrome accents group


Mopar chrome exhaust tip, Mopar chrome tubular side steps (N/A w/ACZ Mopar Chrome Tubular Side Steps & Chrome Steel Bed Rail) (REQ: EZH 5.7L V8 Hemi Multi-Displacement VVT Engine)

Chrome appearance group


17" x 8" steel chrome clad wheels, bright front bumper, bright rear bumper, bright grille

Pwr & remote entry group


black heated fold-away pwr outside mirrors, pwr locks, pwr windows w/one-touch down, highline door trim panels, remote keyless entry

ST popular equipment group


cloth 40/20/40 bench seat, SIRIUS satellite radio w/1-year radio service, speed control, carpeted floor covering, front floor mats *SIRIUS radio service may not be available in some areas*

Trailer brake control group


trailer brake control, speed control, instrument cluster w/display screen, tire pressure monitoring display, vehicle info center


Safety Features

  • Back-Up Camera
    Not Available
  • Cross-Traffic Alert
    Not Available
  • Rear Parking Aid
    Not Available
  • Blind Spot Monitor
    Not Available
  • Lane Departure Warning
    Not Available
  • Lane Keeping Assist
    Not Available
  • ABS
  • Night Vision
    Not Available
  • Tire Pressure Monitor
  • Brake Assist
    Not Available
  • Stability Control
  • Traction Control

US NHTSA Crash Test Result

  • Overall Rating
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
  • Side Crash Rating
  • Rollover Rating


  • Driver Air Bag
  • Front Head Air Bag
  • Front Side Air Bag
  • Knee Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Rear Head Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Rear Side Air Bag
    Not Available
  • Seatbelt Air Bag
    Not Available


Warranty Summary

  • Basic
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
  • Corrosion
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain
    5 Years / 100,000 Miles
  • Roadside Assistance
    3 Years / 36,000 Miles
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